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Embroidery stick I have a designer se viking sewing machine. I was given a USB embroidery stick 32 mb USB 1.1 but my computer will not read the stick so I can access my designs. It works on the sewing machine usb port. Why won't my vaio laptop read the stick. thank you,

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Re: embroidery stick

You need the USB Manager software to view the files. Have a look at all the software that were supplied with the machine. Load the embroidery software on your laptop and then open the USB manager.

When it opens it will show a light blue screen and grey icons to the left. Click in "disk", then click on "read disk" and you should be able to see your designs. The grey icons will turn orange were designs are stored, and the grey ones indicate empty space for more designs.

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Re: embroidery stick

Nimmity - With most Des 1 USB machines you need to turn on the machine, calibrate the embroidery arm, and wait a few minutes before inserting the USB stick. Go and have a cup of coffee, hoop your fabric, get the design up on your computer - anything to fill in time for a little while. Then some machines like you to wait a bit longer after you first put it in before you touch the USB/floppy logo on the machine's touch screen, and it still takes a bit to load. If you keep getting the "No Disk" message try wiggling the stick a bit - make sure it is in firmly. Otherwise, take the stick back to your software and re-format it and re-load it. Is this the stick that came with the machine or a third party stick? You might need help to save the designs on the stick if it is the Husqvarna one. Write back.

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Re: embroidery stick

My embroidery stick will not open on my machine, keeps telling me
there is no disk inserted could you please help. Designer 1 machine

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